In hobos hustlers and backsliders teresa gowan vividly depicts the lives of homeless men in san francisco and analyzes the influence of the homelessness industry on the streets in the shelters and on public policythis powerful ethnography makes clear that the way we talk about issues of extreme poverty has real consequences for how we address this problem and for the homeless themselves. In the book called hobos hustlers and backsliders author teresa gowan writes about the life of an everyday hobo hustler living in the streets of san francisco ca the book begins with some deep background information about the life of the homeless. Hobos hustlers and backsliders homeless in san francisco ebook written by teresa gowan read this book using google play books app on your pc android ios devices download for offline reading highlight bookmark or take notes while you read hobos hustlers and backsliders homeless in san francisco. Hobos hustlers and backsliders homeless in san franciscoby teresa gowanminneapolis university of minnesota press 2010 pp 368 7500 cloth 2495 paper. Hobos hustlers and backsliders winner of the 2011 robert park award for the best book in community and urban sociology american sociological association 2011co winner of the 2011 mary douglas prize for best book in the sociology of culture american sociological association 2011 when homelessness reemerged in american cities during the 1980s at levels not seen since the great depression
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